NIBC's brilliantly stabby 'Love Lesson' gets further lessons in love from Ian Pooley, Hans Berg and Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson and Lauer). The latter is quite superb.
What's not to love here — French luminary Etienne De Crecy's late night electro anthem 'You' picked apart and re-tooled with extra pianos by the one and only Todd The God. Solid.
Arguably the best moment from Raf Daddy and Joe Goddard's sophomore set 'The Night Is Young', 'Not This Time' gets a devastating re-rub from Unknown To The Unknown regular Capracara. As appears to be his wont, it's all done and dusted in under five minutes, but it's a lean, mean garage machine, with no ponderous buggering about. There are brassy organs, string stabs, a blazing loop and Raf's vocals swirling about the place. Bravo.
Chloé Raunet (singer of former London-based electro-wave band, Battant) follows up last year’s ‘My Friend’ album release with her latest, the 'Glock’d EP'. To accompany her more individual take on new wave, she drafts in the refreshing production talent of Les Disques De La Mort’s Manfredas to work a frenetic, industrial touch into the lead tune, ‘Angelina’. Former Battant bandmate, Tim Fairplay, remixes alongside Andrew Weatherall, here as The Asphodells, to give the title track a squashed, ‘rainbow rock’ style doctoring not too dissimilar to Weatherall’s production on Fuck Buttons’ classic ‘Tarot Sport’ LP.